Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day Thirty-One.....

Social Interaction

Today Ariana met her future BFF, Brooklin.  Her mommy, Kristin, and I met while these two were still in utero.  Today was the first time her and I met face to face, and the girls seemed to like each other.

Ariana pulled on Brooklin's shirt while Brooklin pulled Ariana's hair.

Awww, the joys of super curious babies. :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day Thirty.....

Ariana Does the Splits!

Not only is Ariana crawling all over the place, but she is pulling herself up into a sitting position after she gets to her destination.

Today that destination happened to be under the coffee table.  After Konnor made a fort with her under said table for Ariana, it has been one of her favorite places in the house.

Here you see she is doing the splits.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day Twenty-Nine....

Working Necessities...

My phone would have been included if that were not my only means of photography today..

  • My Ipod keeps me sane at times that I feel there is no hope. 
  • The headset, of course, is how I do my job.
  • The pen is to use on
  • The paper, which i use to doodle all day.
If I am missing even one of these things, I cannot concentrate and I cannot do my job. 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day Twenty-Eight

And We Call It Sibling Love

When the baby sister grabs your hair and PULLS!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day Twenty-Seven....

Blanket of Fog

This reminds me of the movie, The Mist.  I almost turned around and went home half in fear that weird buggie creatures would consume me, and half because I am still so sleepy!

Early morning picture.  Woot!  It isn't everyday that my inspiration comes before I get to work. 

Fine by me, the rest of my day includes taking the kiddos to get shots. :(

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day Twenty-Six....

Green Means "GO!"

As in, go home!
Hate these stupid lights that control the flow of cars getting onto the interstate.  Just saying.

Today I noticed that I am now driving home while the sun is setting, rather than in the dark.  Signs of Spring, lovies!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day Twenty-Five...

Kix - Kid Tested, Mother Approved...

Ariana was so interested in what i was munching on today, that I figured it wouldn't hurt to let her try a Kix.

Biting one in half, I gave her the other.  She took to them instantly.  They dissolve pretty fast, so it was mushy in her mouth before we knew it.  She thought they were pretty tasty, too!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day Twenty-Four....

Just Hangin' Around...

Sundays are generally pretty chill.  Aside from watching the Jets' dreams of going to the 2010 Super Bowl go up in flames, we just hung around.  Did nothing.  Mommy dealt with a migraine while Ariana played on the floor.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day Twenty-Three....

Ahhh, Sir K-man.  The Children's Museum was a blast today.  Your favorite, of course, was the train station.  While you didn't enjoy sharing those trains with other kids, you did.  Mommy has tons of pictures of the fun we had.  We both loved it, and will be going back soon.

I love you, bug!  Thank you for being an absolutely fantabulous kiddo!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day Twenty-Two...

The Power of Chocolate...

Somehow, chocolate can heal everything wrong in the world and make it right again. 

After eating a dove chocolate and throwing away the wrapper, I remembered the saying that lies within said wrapper.  Diving back into my garbage can (its my own-personal-changed-everyday-because-the-cleaning-lady-changes-it-every-night garbage can at my desk at work!) I unfoiled the foil to read these words.

That got me thinking.  Sometimes you just need to slow down and remember the good in your life, and stop stressing about everything else.

I love my family.  I love the friends I have.  The relationships I have created with these people are mine.  They are around because they care. 

Dove chocolate RULES!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day Twenty-One....

The Light... It BURNS!!!

First time we have seen the sun in weeks.  It actually FEELS a little bit like Spring, too. When did that happen??

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day Twenty...

My Phone is Love

I heart my Crackberry to pieces, but today it was on the back burner while Ariana was sick and I was dealing with a migraine.

It looks so dead when it's off, doesn't it?  The life and soul sucked right out of it.  Haha.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day Nineteen...

Sick Fussies Always Find Happiness.

Snotty nose and goop in your eyes - that's how Mommy was greeted today when picking you up from daycare.  Sick with a migraine and you with your ickies, we were both in a foul mood.

Of all of your toys, you grabbed the lion we bought from Old Navy.  A toy that had never been played with before, and that made you happy.  Kind of anyways.

Listening to you cry in the bedroom, I know it's mommy's bedtime as well.  You aren't going to sleep on your own tonight.  Shall be a long night for the both of us.  But you are so worth it, sweet pea. 

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day Eighteen....

"I Don't Wanna Go Nappie-Time"

Oh sweet Konnor, how you hate bed time.  But tonight was really a tough night for you to go to bed.  For some reason, 8 o'clock came and went, and you were NOT down for bedtime.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day Seventeen....

This Game is a Nail-Biter

Justin and I went out to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Jets play the Chargers today.  The winner of the game advances to play the Colt's in next week's game.  Justin has been a Jets fan for the better part of his life, so this game was not watched for fun.

Next week, the Jets will play the Colts for a shot to advance to the Super bowl.

Now, due to Justin's love for the Jets, I have advised him that he will not be watching the game at home.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day Sixteen....


Ariana has been rolling all over the house and then some.  She almost got herself completely under the rocking chair, at which point Konnor decided it would be fun to make a fort. 

oh yeah, and Konnor also thought that Optimus Prime would be a great friend for Ariana.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day Fifteen....

The Crock Pot Put to Use

Justin and I received some new kitchen gadgets for Christmas.  This crock pot was one of them.  Tonight, I used it for the first to serve our family beef stew.  While the stew doesn't look super yummy, I assure you, it was!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day Fourteen....

Tree's Have Hearts Too!!

Went for a walk on my lunch to jump start my new "healthy" attitude.  I took my camera, KNOWING that I was going to find today's picture.  Low and behond, I did!

Remember, trees feel too!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day Thirteen.....

Saying Goodbye to Christmas

Eating the last few peppermint Hershey hugs that one of my team mates at work brought in for Christmas.  There is nothing quite like white chocolate with peppermint bits wrapped inside foil.  Melt in your mouth, orgasmic, chocolatey goodness!

Oh my, all of a sudden, I wish they weren't all gone!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day Twelve.....

Apple-Eating Baby

APPARENTLY going pee is no longer an option for me.  I leave them alone for a minute and come out to find Konnor has given Ariana his apple.  Love my children, but for Pete's Sake.......

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day Eleven.....


Ariana, in an attempt to start crawling, has adopted the Froggy Stance.  She looks like she is ready to hop hop HOP! lol

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day Ten.....

Sunday Morning Cartoons

They laid cute and cuddly like this for at least an hour before Ariana decided she didn't enjoy  her brother's company that much.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day Nine....

Ariana Takes a Ride to the Hospital.

(1) We had to call an ambulance today.
(2) Which took Ariana to the children's hospital.
(3) So she could be checked out after having choked on an unknown object.

X-rays showed nothing, which is good and bad.  She is fine now, and was found resting an hour after it all went down.

So sorry that I broke my own rule, 9 days into the challenge.  Today was just one of those days.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day Eight.....

Bouncy Ball - Up For Ransom...

"Stole" it from my co-worker today hoping for a ransom.  He didn't seem to care, which means Monday will start again.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day Seven.......

Redline..... A customer service representative's best friend!!

I was really tired today.  This, saved my life! haha.

Yes, I answer phone calls all day, every day. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day Six....

Bath-time Duo

Tonight was the first time Konnor and Ariana took a bath together.  Konnor kept pouring water on Ariana, which would make her laugh like crazy!  They were adorable!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day Five....

Sick Day..

Stayed home sick and watched movies today.  One in particular, "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" really tugged at my heart strings.

Crappy quality.  Thank you cell phone of awesome!  You totally rock my socks.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day Four...

Chicken Enchiladas

Was dinner tonight.  Made them using a brand new skillet Justin and I got for Christmas from my grandma.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day Two....

Bath-time Tunes.

Ariana and I decided to take a shower/bath together.  She kicked and played in the water while I sat over the tub and shaved my legs.  Then we let the water drain and I washed her off so no trace of said shaving happened.  All the while we rocked out.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Day One...

Happy New Year!!!
Let 2010 be the best ever!

Project 365... Year 2010

So I decided that instead of using my main blog to participate in Project 365, I would make my own sub-blog just for the occasion.

Project 365 challenges you to take a photo every day for the entire year so that you may reflect on things you did, places you saw, foods you ate, and so on.  If you are like me, and have an absolutely TERRIBLE memory, you will understand that sometimes you don't remember the minor details in life.

When I realized that I had such a horrible memory, I dove into the world of photography.  Through my picture-taking, I remember things I would not ordinarily remember.  It is fun for me to see pictures of when Konnor first rolled over, or when Ariana ate her first bites of rice cereal, or even when I went to West Virginia to visit Justin for the first time.  Those memories, had it not been for my camera, would be hidden somewhere deep in my memory, never to be heard of again.

Now, I do blog.  My main blog, The JAKA Files, is a way for me to write down things that happen, or memories I would like to preserve.  Writing comes naturally to me.  But so does photography. 

So let this be another expression of my creativity and my spirit. 

Things to note:
  • Picture junkies can not always stick to one picture.  For the sake of this project I will do so, but if there are more I want to share, I will link up to my main blog.
  • Writing junkies can not always post a picture without a little story behind them.  So, for that, you will have to deal with my ramblings about some, if not all, of my pictures.
That is all.  Let the good times roll, baby!!